Wales Is Revealed As The Luckiest Country In The UK, Despite Being The Least Superstitious


Everyone wants a little luck in their lives. But does the belief in good luck actually make you luckier?

SlotsWise surveyed 1,200 people to find out if they believe in good luck and superstitions, and whether this actually made them luckier.

Only 17% of people from Wales are superstitious, but it turns out that Wales is actually the luckiest part of the UK, with 1 in 10,500 people having won the lottery since it began in 1994.

The survey also found that people in Wales also cross their fingers more for luck than those in other parts of the UK. Crossed fingers is famously the logo of the National Lottery… Could this be a coincidence or have Wales just been the ones to pick up on the lucky symbol?

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The survey also revealed:

  • 53% of the UK believe in good luck, whereas only 33% consider themselves superstitious.
  • Yorkshire are much less likely to have this lucky outlook with only 44% in this region believing the same.
  • The top 3 most popular superstitions for good luck in the UK are ‘touching wood’ with 30% of the UK believing in this for good luck, ‘fingers crossed’ which 26% of the UK believe in, whilst 14% of the UK believe in picking up a penny for good luck.
  • Whilst more people may believe in knocking on wood – the most effective good luck superstition is actually crossing your fingers. Of the 25% of people who cross their fingers for good luck, 20% of people have actually experienced good luck after doing so.
  • We lose our belief in good luck at middle age – but it comes back at 65+ years.
  • 80% of women believe in Karma, compared to only 65% of males.
  • For some festive fortune – almost ¼ of Brits believe that kissing someone at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve is the best way to secure luck in the New Year. If this isn’t on the cards for your, just be sure to not loan out any money, as 10% of respondents believe that this is the next best thing when it comes to giving yourself the best chance of a lucky new year.

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